from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A man who serves as a guard during the night.
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- n. Prior to police forces, a person appointed by a town or city to walk the streets at night and guard the burghers from felons and robbers.
- n. A person who guards (usually at a building) at night.
- n. The last batsman in a three or five day game to play on a particular day and thus carry over the batting to the following day.
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- n. a watchman who works during the night
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